The botanical name of Paprika is Capsicum annum var. longum; it belongs to family Solanaceae

Varieties: KTPL-19

Soil: Well-drained sandy loam or clay saline free soil is preferable. It can be grown on any fertile well-drained soil suitable for chillies cultivation with pH 6.5 - 7.0.

Season: June - July.

Seed rate: 500 g/ha.

Spacing: 60 x 45 cm

Nursery: Prepare 10 - 12 beds of 7 m long 1.2 m wide and 15 cm height and sow the seeds in rows 10 cm apart on 0.5 cm deep. Apply 15 - 20 kg well decomposed compost and 500 g of 15:15:15 NPK complex fertiliser to each bed 15 to 20 days before sowing.

Transplanting: Healthy seedlings may be transplanted at a spacing of 45 cm apart.
Application of fertilisers: Apply FYM 20 - 25 tonnes/ha, 60, 100 and 60 kg NPK/ha as basal, 20 kg N and 20 kg K three weeks after transplanting. 40 kg N and 40 kg K/ha six weeks after transplanting.

Plant protection against Pest
Fruit borer: Spray endosulfan 2 ml/lit.

Diseases
Anthracnose: Spray Mancozeb 2 g/lit.
Fruit rot: Spray Copper oxychloride @ 2.5 g/lit.
Powdery mildew: Spray Wettable sulphur @ 0.3%

Yield: 25 - 35 t/ha.